Trump doesn’t deserve impeachment – but he should resign

Trump doesn’t deserve impeachment – but he should resign
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[Ed. – Hillyer notes that he said Bill Clinton should resign too.  We report; you decide.]

Even though nobody should expect presidents to be angels rather than flawed humans, Americans have a reasonable expectation that the president maintain at least some semblance of decorum, decency, and a word out of fashion these days: honor. It is one thing to be caught in what seems a technical or minor illegality (for which a president should be answerable at some point, but not necessarily impeachable). It is worse when the illegality is married to the massive tawdriness of hush money to a nude model and (separately) a porn performer. …

Trump could get out while the getting is good. He could leave in a sort of nolo contendere plea deal whereby all investigations and prosecutions of him cease, in return for his resignation and a court-enforced prohibition on him taking any form (elective or appointive) of public office again.

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